WASHINGTON – The Catholic University women’s soccer team got back in the win column with a 1-0 non-conference victory over York College on Wednesday, Sept. 25 in York, Pa.
Catholic and York were evenly matched as the teams headed into halftime at 0-0. The Cardinals outshot the Spartans 9-to-4 in the first stanza.
The red and black continued to attack the York defense, as Lindsay Aleman (Hockessin, Del./Wilmington Friends) made a great pass just inside the box to Kaylre Greaves (Ocean, N.J./Ocean Township) who was able to finish 1-v-1 against the York goalie. Greaves’ goal in the 82nd minute proved to be all that was needed as the Cardinals were able to fend off the Spartans for the remainder of the game.
The goal was Greaves’ team-leading fifth goal of the year, and first game-winner for the junior.
Goalkeeper Amy-Lynn Friel (Westampton, N.J./Bishop Eustace Prep) came up huge for the Cardinals in the final moments of the game, denying York a 1-v-1 opportunity. In her second career start, Friel picked up six saves and recorded a shutout.
After dropping the previous two games, today’s win gives the Cardinals some momentum heading into Saturday’s conference-opener against Drew.
“We played a more complete game today, which is exactly what we need heading into our first conference contest of the season” said CUA coach J.P. Sousa.
The Cardinals (5-4) return to action this Saturday, Sept. 28 on Homecoming weekend when they welcome Drew (7-1) to Washington D.C. for the squad’s first Landmark Conference match. Kickoff is scheduled for 1:00 p.m.
For more information on CUA Women's Soccer, visit the official athletics website at www.cuacardinals.com.